Passing Car Gives Idaho Snowboarder A Hand

by The Editors on December 27, 2006

Seth Murdock, 31, of Hansen, Idaho was snowboarding on Galena Summit when he got caught in an avalanche that deposited him on the side of Idaho state highway 75. He was buried except for one hand. Luckily, the driver of a passing car saw his hand, stopped, and dug him out.

It was really sobering how small of an avalanche can completely subdue you in no time at all,” he said. “This completely changed the way I look at things in the backcountry.

[Link: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide]

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